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3.7
975 Reviews (975)
5 Stars
192
4 Stars
420
3 Stars
211
2 Stars
105
1 Stars
47
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
76.1%
Recommend this course
737 out of 975 reviews
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3.8
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.5%
Recommend this course
40 out of 53 reviews
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3.8
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
63 out of 81 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7044 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.7

McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two lush manicured year-round courses amid the lovely views of Scottsdale. Both the Palm and Pine golf courses' championship tees lay to over 7,000 yards, and there are also the options of men's, seniors' and ladies' tee sets to allow everyone a crack at the tests offered by these golf courses.

Golf Illustrated selected the ninth hole of the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club to be "One of the USA's Top 18 Water Holes." It's just one of 10 water holes on the golf course, which, as you might imagine, also features lots of big palms. In all, the golf course plays to over yards from the blue tees, including four par-5 holes that measure over 500 yards.

A round of golf on the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which plays close to 400 yards from the blue tee and requires a drive right-center to ensure a short-iron second shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Desmond Muirhead

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.7
975 Reviews (975)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Patio Dining 26
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 130
Bunkers 103
Undulating Greens 63
This course/club is great for:
Locals 85
Playing Multiple Courses 65
Advanced Golfers 63
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 139
Near Local Attractions 38
Worth the Drive 28

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great golf vacay

I played very early in the morning. The staff was very friendly. I felt like I had the course to myself. Beautiful scenery. The layout was nice. Not easy but not so difficult that I felt like I couldn’t play well out there. The only bad thing was, they paint the greens. So my ball was green every time I putted. Not a big deal, but it’s different than I’m use to. Overall I loved my experience. I’d play there again next vacay.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf in the Palm of Your Hand

McCormick Palm is my favorite of the two courses. They're both good but Palm, in my opinion, is a tougher challenge with a lot of strategically placed trees and tough water holes. All of it is fair and usually a good value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palm Course

Palm has lots of water. Play your game. Water is not detrimental if you play well. Greens are crazy fast. Below every hole gives you a chance.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course design

Not the best condition because this course is yet to be overseeded. But it's a good track. Needs bunkers redonre - no sand, just dirt, and the carts should be replaced

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

OffThePath

McCormick Palm is one of the few courses in October still off the path so that’s a bonus. Was in good shape. The only negative was the sand traps that were hard as a rock

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Get New Carts

Overall this is a convenient course to play. Having two courses is always a plus. Starters are awesome and cart guys are as well but pro shop staff could make you feel more welcome.

Here’s what confusing: you charge a competitive rate. You have a qualifier for the PHX Open. But your carts are embarrassing. Even the staff roll their eyes when asked about replacements stating it’s been a constant issue.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Played the Palms today. Course was very nice and staff was extremely accommodating. GPS wasn't working so
they brought a replacement right away. Seeing I am from out of town I dont know much of the other area courses. but enjoyed the course and the staff.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course great staff

Great course great staff had a party of 13 and was running late and they made accommodations for us great way to start the weekend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout, very scenic, excellent condition for the time of year with the exception of water in a couple of traps on the back nine. Premium on driver length and positioning.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 78
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Monsoon rain

It is not easy or fair to evaluate McCormick Ranch today. Yesterday we had torrential rain which closed the front 9 of the Palm Course and only the back 9 was open. That nine was very wet with standing water and the, traps were full of water.
I emjythe course but this was a tough day.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Decent course

Course has nice layout and is in fair condition. Golf now rate was 25, $30 with fees. There are better values in Phoenix.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Need better food and beverage cart service

Did not see the food and beverage cart until hole 15. they lost about $40 of food/alcohol they could have been selling. Went in for a beer after round and bar was packed, no place to sit or stand so we just left. course was in good shape and pace of play was only 4 hours on a Saturday morning so very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Waaaay downhill

Course was in pitiful shape. Can’t believe they even have a greenskeeper on staff. No way people work on this weekly much less daily. Might be new management or something but this is not the McCormick Ranch I remember. Better value at Silverado or even Continental honestly.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Would have thought for a Resort Course in Scottsdale it would have been in a lot better shape...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing

Don’t be fooled by the pictures. It’s a playable fun course but no where near the conditions in the pictures. The range is a joke though. It looks like the rough. Not worth the price point they are asking

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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